Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

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Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby Disco » 28 May 2012, 11:35

..please.

I know its technically very simple, but I never seem to make smoothies that are any good. :? DP and S always turns their noses up at mine as the taste isn't quite right and consistancy is often weird - jelly like, so I don't bother any more. But I'm thinking about doing some for ice lolly moulds.
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby FestiveTidings » 28 May 2012, 11:42

Banana peach (or nectarine) and whole milk (makes it creamier)

Blends until consistency of double cream.

I sometimes think that berries etc can be gritty so I go for the creamier fleshy fruits!
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby AwayinaChive » 28 May 2012, 11:46

Well, just now I used 2 small brown bananas I had frozen, and zapped them in the microwave for 30 seconds, with about a pint of full fat milk and the hand blender thingy, and made popsicles (ice lollies I guess you call them here). But when we have the stuff in the house I've used full fat milk and Greek yogurt with smooshed strawberries and/or raspberries and some dessicated coconut.
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby mathsgirl » 28 May 2012, 11:47

Orange juice, peaches (sometimes I use half a tin if can't get good quality fresh), a good handful each of frozen raspberries and blackberries. Yum!

Pineapple juice, 1 banana, good handful of fresh strawberries, scoop of frozen yoghurt (I use Yeo valley strawberry frozen yoghurt - YUM!) Can add other berries for a bit of extra zing if you fancy!
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby wacky12 » 28 May 2012, 11:52

frozen strawberries. frozen banana chunks, OJ, yogurt. Almost any combo of fruit will work, skinless (except grapes/pears/apples!) with OJ and yogurt. add a bit of milk if it's too thick once blended.
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby Singale » 28 May 2012, 12:15

Tigerle liked the banana & milk one, but otherwise not fussed about milky smoothies. She's nuts about fruit lollies, though! Mangoes, oranges, pears... Each on its own, just chuck in the blender with the minimum water necessary to get the blender working. Put in ice tray or lolly forms, freeze, et voila! :D

Fruit, the ultimate fast food! :D :D :D
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby twilightfan » 28 May 2012, 16:49

I usually use fruit as above but for a really special treat I also make these..

If anyone loves coffee then this is for you:

one shot of coffee (or more if you like it strong)
4 scoops of vanilla ice-cream
milk

My newest one is

1 banana
4 scoops of banoffe ice-cream
milk

Warning - seriously delish
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby qbm » 28 May 2012, 18:41

I got the Innocent Smoothie recipe book years ago - don't use it much but flicking through it actually makes me feel healthier!

Anyway, there are some really good ones in it. Two that I really didn't expect to like are:

Carrot, apple and ginger (well, a juice really) - 3 carrots, 2 apples and a chunk of fresh ginger (1 serving)
Broccoli, pear and kiwi (actually, another juice so not really replying to the thread at all) - 2 apples, 1 pear, 2 broccoli florets and 2 kiwis. Blend the kiwis, juice the rest.

Yum.
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby Popsie » 31 May 2012, 19:22

I always freeze blackened bananas in chunks. Then I whizz thm up with oj and yogurt (whatever I have in). Then I'll either add oats and honey or berries and honey. I also get frozen fruit like mango in chunks and chuck a few of them in sometimes. I always use frozen bananas they are amazing.
I wish I had frozen yogurt at my sainburys but I can never find it and i think I actually prefer frozen yog over ice cream.
I like going to the juice bar zumo thy have good ideas you can pinch! Plus you can buy kid sizes always a bonus.
And on a tangent, I LOVE frozen yog place SNog in London. Only been once but I'm salivating at the thought.
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby StJuniper » 22 Apr 2013, 19:43

I do a pina colada green smoothie:
1 banana, some full-fat coconut milk, a splash of orange juice, a handful of spinach, and some crushed pineapple. So good.
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby BLTMama » 22 Apr 2013, 19:54

I find that a tablespoon or so per serving of chocolate breakfast drink mix makes many smoothies better. :oops:
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby embee » 04 Jun 2013, 12:35

I find the key to good smoothies texture-wise is using a frozen banana and adding some milk of some sort- almond, coconut, cow's mik, yogurt even. These all make one large or two small servings.

My fav is chocolate pb:
1 frozen banana
1 heaping tablespoon smooth natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Almond milk to consistency you like (or other milk)

I also enjoy a tropical version:
1 frozen banana
1/4 of a fresh pineapple (although canned would work too- it's about a 1:1 ratio to the banana)
coconut milk to consistency you like

And my standard "berry" smoothie:
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen berries (can also substitute other fruit- peaches, mango, etc)
A couple big spoonfuls plain yogurt (1/2c maybe?)
splash of pure vanilla extract
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby meerkatsmum » 04 Jun 2013, 13:03

Boring but we like it:

A banana
Small handful of frozen berries
2 dollops of full fat Greek yoghurt
Splash of full cream milk (add more to get it he right consistency - full fat is better)

I do like to freeze the bananas but then their flavour is not as strong. In winter it's not so bad but in summer, a warmish smoothie is not so good. If I'm making it for more than one adult, I use two bananas and a few more frozen berries.
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby Woodsies » 04 Jun 2013, 15:43

I always add porridge oats to my smoothies.
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Re: Tell me your favourite smoothie recipes!

Postby Lily » 04 Jun 2013, 19:51

A couple of overripe pears (peeled), dessert spoonful of almond or hazelnut butter, Greek yogurt, milk. Great for using up pears if you miss that moment when they're ripe.
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